By Susan Ferrechio | 01/16/14 06:41 PM
For the second time in two weeks, House Democrats joined with Republicans to pass legislation that would require the Obama administration to report regularly to Congress on progress made implementing the new health care law. In a 259-154 vote, the House passed the Exchange Information...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/16/14 03:45 PM
Even as Congress finishes work on a 2014 budget bill, lawmakers are already gearing up for the next battle over raising the nation's nearly $17 trillion debit limit. Both sides know the fight is coming. The question is when. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Thursday said the federal government...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/15/14 06:58 PM
It's becoming increasingly likely that Congress will soon adjourn without passing an extension of federal unemployment benefits, leaving nearly 1.4 million of the nation's jobless in limbo as the two parties fight over how to pay for the legislation. The gridlock comes even as Republicans and...
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 01/15/14 04:52 AM
Tucked into a 1,500-page budget bill now moving through Congress is a Republican provision that would restore the incandescent light bulbs that were phased out in favor of greener lighting technology.
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/15/14 04:51 AM
Washington, D.C., doesn't have many farms, or farmers. Yet thousands of residents in and around the nation's capital receive millions of dollars every year in federal farm subsidies.
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/14/14 10:07 AM
House and Senate negotiators late Monday unveiled legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year with just days to spare before a temporary spending bill expires.
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/13/14 05:10 AM
The House and Senate have until Jan. 15 — giving them just three days including Monday — to pass legislation that will fund the federal government for the remaining nine months of fiscal 2014 and they are on track to do it in the coming days.
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/10/14 11:48 AM
When the second session of the 113th Congress opened in early January, Democrats quickly fired off dozens of press releases to Republican districts across the country accusing the GOP of assembling a do-nothing agenda for 2014 that fails to address the country's most urgent needs. Republican...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/10/14 05:12 AM
A House immigration reform proposal, once thought dead for the 113th Congress, is coming back to life, perhaps by the end of the month, but passage of legislation faces long odds against a GOP deeply divided on the issue.
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/09/14 04:58 AM
A group of House Republicans on Wednesday warned President Obama that they would reject his efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform because, they said, it would ultimately hurt American workers already struggling with a shrinking job market and declining wages.
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/08/14 03:31 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told a think tank audience Wednesday that he wants to give all parents the power to choose which schools their children attend, even if that means moving students out of the public school system over the next decade. Cantor, R-Va., highlighted his school...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/08/14 12:33 PM
A day after the Senate advanced a bill that would extend federal jobless benefits, the measure hit unyielding Republican resistance Wednesday with both the House and Senate GOP demanding that the extension's $6.4 billion price tag be offset by budget cuts. The fight puts passage of the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/07/14 12:08 PM
Even if the bill passes, it will likely sit in limbo unless the Republican House and Democratic Senate negotiate a way to offset the cost without adding to the debt or deficit. John Boehner signaled Tuesday that he is unwilling to consider the extension if the cost is not offset elsewhere.
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/06/14 06:06 PM
A flight carrying Sen. Lindsey Graham from South Carolina to Washington made an emergency landing Monday afternoon after passengers noticed a strange noise coming from one of the plane's engines. Graham, R-S.C., was on a plane that that was forced to return to Greenville-Spartanburg...
By Susan Ferrechio | 01/06/14 11:15 AM
The House this week will debate two Republican bills intended to highlight problems with the Obamacare website, including one measure that would require the government to notify users of security breaches and another that would require the administration to regularly report to Congress on the...
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